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's fbi said there was too much doubt to execute. cannot get better than that. we switched one of the folks they said that work wanted a vote for his execution on the board of pardons and paroles. then we were betrayed by the chairman of that board who said his boat was with us and had voted with us in the past, a black former general, who gave as his word and then switched his vote. it was absolutely heartbreaking. where we go from here is we do exactly what kim said troy wanted us to do, we push ahead and end the death penalty. we know troy davis was not the first person who had not killed anybody to be put to death in this country, and will be the last. right now it is on the ballot in california. we asked folks to vote for that proposition if they are in california. and then onto states like ohio and maryland where it will be debated next year. we hope to repeat the victory we saw in connecticut this year. when folks take a hard look at this punishment, and that is what this case has forced the country to do, they tender run into the fact our country has killed innocent peo
. nhk world's anthony yazaki reports from washington. >> reporter: the fbi has sent a team to libya to investigate the benghazi attack alongside local authorities to examine the possibility of al qaeda or other terrorist groups' involvement. a high ranking u.s. official has characterized the attack as elaborate. the assault fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the u.s. president barack obama reacted sharply. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: during a phone call with the president of the libya's national assembly mohamed magarief, obama asked libyan authorities to secure the safety of u.s. embassy staff. the leaders confirmed that american and libyan officials will cooperate to identify the assailants and bring them to justice. at the same time, the obama administration is apparently trying to show consideration for protesters in the arab world. the president criticized the american-made film tha
and trips to libya to protect its buildings, as well as fbi agents to investigate the killing of its ambassador and three others on tuesday. christopher stevens was a popular envoy. this is the ransacked consulate where he was killed. flags at american embassies around the world are flying at half mast, while an actor who was in the low-budget film said she had no idea how it would be used. >> we were filming a film that was in an era of 2000 years ago called "desert warriors." what he did to us was wrong, and perhaps we can all learn a lot from this. i don't know what i am going to do. >> and other protests have spread to iraq, where almost a decade ago, the delicate transition from dictatorship to democracy in the middle east was meant to have begun. >> we demand that the iraqi government close the american embassy. america must apologize to our parts of the islamic world. >> candle lit tributes in washington for the murder diplomats, with the unknown -- how much will their debts and the badly made film be a turning point in the arab spring? >> tensions are certainly high. we bring
officials described the assault as elaborate and said the fbi and libya are looking into the possibility that terrorist groups were involved. the attack fell on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. marine corps commanders are sending the anti-terrorist unit to the libyan capital and strengthen security around american diplomatic facilities. >>> the members of the security council reaffirmed that such acts are unjustifiable regardless of their motivations. >> german ambassador is the current president of the council and said the council called on all u.n. members. to protect foreign diplomatic missions. and secretary general said in a statement that nothing justifies the brutal violence in benghazi. >>> libyans had staged protests outside a consulate before the attack. they were angry about a film made in the u.s. that ridicules the prophet muhammad. the protests have spread across the middle east. hundreds of egyptians demonstrated for a second day in front of the embassy in cairo. authorities have sent in more security forces to watch them. >> translator: i'm deeply hurt seeing the
may half links to al qaeda. white house press secretary said the fbi is continuing to investigate. he said current intelligence does not suggest the attackers engaged in significant planning or coordination. he said an al qaeda affiliate may have been involved in the attack. >>> u.s. government leaders are turning to tell vegs evision, an ad on pakistani tv condemning the video. >> since our founding the united states has been a nation that respect all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> the ad features president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. they reject the message of the film. clinton says the u.s. had absolutely nothing to do with the video. government officials said they spent $70,000 to buy air time on pakistani networks. >>> government pilots attacked a gas station in northern syria crowded with civilians. reportedly killed 50 people. amateur video shows the site in the northern city near the turkish border. rebel fighters seized a location a day earlier. witnesses say government forces were fighting to regain control of
it on "democracy now!" >> i think we have to ask if the security establishment did not want this bill and the fbi director actually goes to congress and says publicly they don't want it, why did it pass? what pushed it through? i think without question the corporate elite understand things certainly economically are about to get much worse, and i think they're worried about the occupy movement expanding. i think in the end, and this is a position, they don't trust the police to protect them and they want able to call in the army. >> that is chris hedges. marcy wheeler? >> he has made a compelling argument. the judge said because he is the reporting with terrorists, he might be at risk. jeremy scahill has also talked about how journalists in yemen, for example, have been held on obama's order for reporting closely from al qaeda. i think chris has a legitimate concern. the judge and a compelling argument. what was done about this case is a hearing in march when the government came before her and the judge said, can you tell me whether any of these plaintiffs would be held under the ndaa? they're li
, only for intentions. and intentions having been promoted by the f.b.i. agents. like it was the case in liberian who told -- missed the boot who was extradited from thailand in spite of the fact that the thai court ruled against extradition. >> rose: yes, he was an arms dealer. >> extra dated. >> rose: we're referring to the man who was accused of being an arms dealer. >> yes, that's exactly the gentleman. and she was approached by undercover agents and she was provoked into giving his agreement, his intention to provide some transportation services. and they both got huge sentences while the people with the russian kids in the families adopted them basically get out without any real punishment. but having said this, i do believe that there are always problems between any two countries, especially such big countries as the united states and russian federation. and i would stand by quoting a statement by the russian foreign minister who was at that time they called, they were called chancellors mr. gorbachev the long else serving minister of the russian empire who said once russia a
, the department of justice could do more, the fbi could do more, than just stand back and take pictures. we thought they could prevent some of the violence and protect people that were being arrested, being beaten and being killed. amy goodman: i'd like to play danny glover reading the excerpts of the speech that you didn't give. danny glover: "to those who have said, 'be patient and wait,' we must say that 'patience' is a dirty and nasty word. we cannot be patient. we do not want to be free gradually. we want our freedom, and we want it now. we cannot depend on any political party, for both the democrats and the republicans have betrayed the basic principles of the declaration of independence. ... "we won't stop now. all of the forces of eastland, barnett, wallace and thurmond won't stop the revolution. the time will come when we will not confine our marching to washington. we will march through the south, through the heart of dixie, the way sherman did. we shall pursue our own 'scorched earth' policy and burn jim crow to the ground!" amy goodman: john lewis, you also said a part that didn
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